Anonymous after Mathias de Sallieth (1749-1791), after Maria Margaretha la Fargue (1743-1813)

[Antique print, handcolored etching] Het Geweldig aanranden en tegenhouden van HAARE KONINGLYCK HOOGHEID…(Goenjanverwellesluis aanhouding), published ca. 1787-1790.

Hand colored print with Princess Wilhelmina of Prussia and her escort being stopped and arrested e at Goejanverwellesluis in June 28, 1787 (de Aanhouding bij Goejanverwellesluis, de arrestatie).

This print shows the princess being held captive at the height of the battle between the Patriots and Orangists. Wilhelmina of Prussia, the wife of Stadtholder Willem V, was on her way to The Hague that day to persuade the States of Holland to allow her expelled husband to return to The Hague. To prevent this, Patriots from Gouda stopped her. The arrest prompted her brother, Frederick William II of Prussia to invade the republic, which in turn led to the fall of the Patriots. Incidentally, the arrest did not take place in Goejanverwellesluis but at Bonrepas on the river Vlist, on the road from Schoonhoven to Haastrecht.

Titled below: ‘Het Geweldig aanranden en tegenhouden van HAARE KONINGLYCK HOOGHEID op de weg bij Haastrecht Door een hoop Vrij-Corporisten. den 28. Junij 1787.’

With the publisher’s address at bottom: “Georg Balthasar Probst, excud: A.V.”

Handcolored etching on paper (Handgekleurde optica prent), with margins; plate mark: 207 x 305 mm, total: 260 x 355 mm; some smudges, traces of previous mountings on verso, otherwise in good condition.

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